Samford University


May 31, 2010

Our Story

Stephen Black of Impact Alabama wrote to me a few days ago with this information:


 "During the first six weeks of tax season, 15 students from the Cumberland School of Law worked alongside other students from nearby colleges at free tax preparation sites across the Birmingham area to prepare over 1,000 tax returns for working families – helping them to secure $1.8 million in tax refunds and saving them $280,000 in commercial tax preparation fees.  This is an increase of almost 25% over the efforts of Birmingham area students
last year."


The world is better because of the civic responsibility of the Cumberland School of Law.


Our Mission

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.

Our Core Values

The Samford community values lifelong:

  • belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  • engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
  • personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
  • vocational success and civic engagement.
  • spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
  • integrity, honesty, and justice.
  • appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
  • stewardship of all resources.
  • service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.

Our Vision

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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